Australian SF Writers

Readers of Overland may have noticed in the last couple of years that we’ve endeavoured to publish and review the best writers from the Speculative Fiction scene here in Australia. We’ve had stories by such luminaries as Margo Lanagan, Jack Dann, Lucy Sussex, Ben Peek. We’ve also interviewed international figures  China Mieville and Kim Stanley Robinson. Recently I decided that over the summer one of my projects will be to catch up on the work of some of the other fine writers of Australian SF who are less recognised than they should be, including: Trent Jamieson, Deb Biancotti, Ben Peek, Paul Haines, Kim Westwood. Some of their work will be reviewed in Overland – one more reason to subscribe! – some I may blog about. It’s going to be a fun project, I think, partly because when I say these writers are fine, I really mean it. I’ve admired their work in the past, but I’ve never had a chance to systematically take a look at their careers. If anyone can think of Australian SF writers I really should add to the list, let me know.

Rjurik Davidson

Rjurik Davidson is a writer, editor and speaker. Rjurik’s novel, The Stars Askew was released in 2016. Rjurik is a former associate editor of Overland magazine. He can be found at and tweets as @rjurikdavidson.

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